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News: Oscars 2006

78th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Mira Sorvino and Academy President Sid Ganis read the nominations

Brokeback Mountain dominates Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 78th Academy Awards are in and with a couple of notable exceptions there aren’t too many surprises. Ang Lee’s much talked about Brokeback Mountain stormed the Golden Globes a few weeks ago and is well represented in this year’s Oscar list, being nominated for eight different awards including Best Picture and Best Director. George Clooney’s second feature as director, Good Night and Good Luck, Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line and racism drama Crash have also been showered with nominations, with Steven Spielberg’s terrorism themed drama Munich up for both Best Picture and Best Director awards.

While movie pundits were expecting these films to prove popular with the Academy there were one or two nominations that seemed to come from out of the blue. The largely unknown Terrence Howard will be competing with favourites Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain) for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in low-key music industry drama Hustle and Flow. Elsewhere, Keira Knightley, has been nominated as Best Actress for her role in Pride and Prejudice, a part that brought her some critical acclaim but not on the level usually associated with Oscar success.

Dame Judi Dench has received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in British film Mrs Henderson Presents although she’ll be facing stiff competition from co-nominee Amy Adams whose stellar performance in family drama Junebug has her hotly tipped as this year’s winner. Dame Judi reacted to the nomination saying "It's absolutely wonderful! I'm absolutely thrilled! I'm so happy to be nominated for something I loved filming every single day."

The 78th Academy Awards will be held on March 5. The main nominations are as follows:

Best Picture
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Crash
Good Night, And Good Luck
Munich

Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

Best Actress
Judi Dench, Mrs Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron, North Country
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Junebug
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giammati, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt, A History of Violence

Best Director
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Bennett Miller, Capote
Paul Haggis, Crash
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Steven Spielberg, Munich

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Haggis, Crash
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck
Woody Allen, Match Point
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
Stephen Gaghan, Syriana

Best Adapted Screenplay
Larry McMurtry, Brokeback Mountain
Dan Futterman, Capote
Jeffrey Caine, The Constant Gardener
Josh Olson, History of Violence
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, Munich

Best Foreign Film
La Bestia Nel Cuore (Don't Tell) (Italy)
Joyeux Noel (France)
Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (Germany)
Tsotsi (South Africa)

Best Documentary Feature
Darwin’s Nightmare
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
March of the Penguins
Murderball
Street Fight

Best Animated Picture
Howl's Moving Castle
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

For a full list of nominations and the latest news about the 2006 Academy Awards, check the official Oscars website

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